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How Patrice Lost 15 lbs in 5 Weeks

By | Behavior Change, Core Training, Fit Moms For Life DVD, Healthy Snacks, Mindset, Nutrition, Transformations, Uncategorized

I am a little slow to share this story with you, but here is a great transformation from a woman, who didn’t let her physical limitations stop her from changing her life.  I have never met Patrice, but hopefully  will one day!  Patrice, I would love to have you comment at the bottom of the post to let everyone know where you are at today.

To have results this quick takes almost 100% discipline and perfection.  These results aren’t typical, but are possible for many who trade in their old unhealthy habits for new healthy ones.

Patrice’s eating is very good.  High protein, small frequent meals, all natural, grass fed/wild, and not much cheating at all.

I hope you can take a few new ideas for food items, and if you aren’t currently part of a consistent workout program, think about trying my Fit Moms For Life DVDs.  You can try the first month out for just $7.95!

Patrice’s Journey

Patrice Before

Patrice Before

On November 30th, I started my journey to become healthier. Putting myself first was the hardest thing to do, but making the commitment to being healthier is the best decision I have ever made. I try to exercise 5 days a week. I alternate between the Fit Mom’s for Life DVD and the Got Core DVD. I keep a journal and write in it everyday. I keep track of measurements, what I eat and drink, exercise, and how I feel. The journal helps to keep me honest to myself!

In 2005 I developed spinal stenosis and lost the feeling in my legs and feet.  The stenosis affected by balance and I could barely walk. 4 years of acupuncture later, I have regained some feeling in my feet and legs and am slowly getting my balance back. I felt ready to attempt exercise again. I saw Dustin on the morning news station and checked out his website. I immediately wanted to order the DVD but emailed Dustin to get his input due to restrictions I have from back surgery (rods and spinal fusion). I ordered the DVD, and was very pleased w/how the DVD’s were set up. I have to modify some of the cardio but am able to do the workout. So if you have some health issues – YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

I LOVE to cook and cook most everything from scratch. It does take time but I really enjoy it. I feel we eat pretty healthy but I did cut back on the amount that I eat, I am trying to eat more fruit and look at what I eat from a nutrition standpoint that I learned from the phone coaching series w/Tracie. I drink a lot of water and green tea from Cha Cha Tea. I like coffee in the morning but instead of drinking traditional coffee, I drink Teeccino coffee which is decaf and made of herbs, roots, etc. Please note: I cook all of my veggies and omelets in coconut oil. We garden and process our own herbs and freeze our veggies. We make and can our own tomatoes, tomato sauce, marinara sauce, etc. I make bread every week and add things like nuts and flax, etc. My husband and I hunt and fish so most of what we eat is wild game and fish.

Stats

The first numbers are from Jan 20, 2010 and the second are from Feb 27, 2010!

Weight            195 (Nov 30th)         180

Chest                   38                      34-3/4

Waist               37-1/2                 35-1/4

Abs                       39                      35-1/4

Hips                     47                         44

Arm                     13                       12-3/4

Thigh                   22                          22

My pictures: I have included a “before” pic and a “right now” pic. The “after” pic would be when I reach goal #1 (loosing another 20 pounds).

I can barely contain myself…….I have been doing my measurements as you suggested and I was blown away w/my results when I compared them to the last time. I have never gotten these results before!  I am really enjoying the DVD’s.

patricecurrent
Patrice 5 Weeks Later

Day 1

Breakfast – Quail egg omelet w/veggies and milk

Teeccino Coffee w/one packet of Stevia

Glass of water

Snack – Kashi granola bar and banana

Glass of Water

Lunch – is almost always leftovers from what I cooked for dinner the night before, in this case it was Veni Mexican which is Veni meat casserole w/salsa and re-fried beans and a glass of water

Glass of green tea

Snack – apple and one piece of cheese

Water

Before Fit Mom’s workout – plain yogurt w/blueberries and kashi flax, honey, almond clusters

Dinner – blue gills and homemade sweet potato fries, homemade bread and milk

Glass of green tea

Day 2

Breakfast – home made bread w/natural peanut butter and fruit and milk

Teeccino Coffee w/one packet of Stevia

Glass of water

Snack – banana and small bowl of cottage cheese

Glass of Water

Lunch – salad (mixed greens, cucumbers, cottage cheese) and Veggie Sandwich on whole wheat bread

Glass of water

Glass of green tea

Snack – Homemade Hummus on crackers

Glass of water

Before Abs workout – plain yogurt w/blueberries and kashi flax, honey, almond clusters

Dinner – Veni Stew (tomato based) over brown rice and mixed veggies and salad and milk

Green tea

Day 3

Breakfast – 10-Grain hot cereal w/fruit and homemade whole wheat toast and milk

Teeccino Coffee w/one packet of Stevia

Glass of green tea

Snack – Kashi granola bar and banana

Glass of Water

Lunch – leftover Veni Stew and veggies.

Glass of water

Glass of Green Tea

Before Fit Mom’s workout – plain yogurt w/blueberries and kashi flax, honey, almond clusters

Dinner – Wheat Spaghetti w/veni hamburger and homemade tomato sauce and salad and milk

Green tea

Day 4

Breakfast – Quail egg omelet w/veggies and milk

Teeccino Coffee w/one packet of Stevia

Glass of water

Piece of fruit and kashi granola bar

Lunch – leftover spaghetti and salad

Glass of water

Snack – fruit and piece of cheese

Chicken w/mixed veggies, salad and milk

Glass of green tea

Day 5

Breakfast – 10-Grain hot cereal w/fruit and homemade whole wheat toast and milk

Teeccino Coffee w/one packet of Stevia

Glass of water

Snack – piece of cheese and fruit

Water

Lunch – left over chicken and veggies

Glass of green tea

Before Fit Mom’s workout – plain yogurt w/blueberries and kashi flax, honey, almond clusters

Dinner – turkey w/hominy, salad and milk

Green tea

Day 6

Breakfast – my husbands makes what I call goulash – eggs w/left over meat and veggies and home made toast and coffee

Water

Banana and small bowl of cottage cheese

Lunch – homemade celery soup and homemade bread w/water

Before Abs workout – plain yogurt w/blueberries and kashi flax, honey, almond clusters

Dinner – Homemade falafel on homemade pita bread w/tahini sauce, veggies and Baba Ghanoush

Green tea

Day 7

Breakfast – Quail egg omelet w/whole wheat toast and coffee

Water

Snack – hummus on crackers

Water

Lunch – left over falafel

Water

Fruit for a snack

Dinner – quail, sweet potatoes and salad and milk

Green tea

When I took my measurements I could barely contain myself when I saw how much progress I had made in such a short time. The hard work IS PAYING off, but I still have quite a ways to go.

Thanks,
Patrice

Do you have any questions for Patrice?

Amazing Fat Loss Transformation: Cardio Queen Sees Light of Day!

By | Blog, Transformations, Uncategorized

The story I am about to share with you is an all too common story. It is a client who came to me because she was frustrated that her body was holding on to so much fat, despite the fact that she was doing endless amounts of cardio and trying to eat healthy. After sitting down with her and analyzing her exercise and eating habits, it became clear that she was eating away her muscle with her endless cardio and very low calorie diets. My recommendations to her was to consume much more lean protein and stop all long distance cardio and instead weight train 3X per week for 45 minutes, do 20 minutes of high intensity cardio 2X per week, and eat more lean protein and supplement with protein drinks.

She took my advice and in the past year has completely transformed her body.  One of the things that set her apart, was her work ethic and intensity in the gym.  She wasn’t afraid to work hard, sweat, and even let out some soft grunts.  At one point she told me to make her puke, so I did… TWICE!  When she started to workout she wasn’t able to even do one pushup!  How things can change in only a year!

Here is her story in her own words!

Abby Before

Abby Before

“Everyone has heard of the “Freshman 15;” well, I apparently decided to take it a step further and experienced something closer to the “Freshmen 20!” But I didn’t stop there, over the next few years, I continued to gain more weight.  Even after college, the weight continued to pile on, reaching an all-time high for me of 149lbs. During this time, I was quite the “Cardio Queen.”  I would spend from 1.5 to 2 hours/day, 3-4 days/week doing any variety of cardio (treadmill, bike, elliptical, stair climber).  This wasn’t exactly high-intensity cardio, either (obviously, I would not be able to keep that up for 1.5-2 hours!).  Despite my numerous hours at the gym, engaged in my Cardio Queen activities, I couldn’t lose any weight…and more specifically, couldn’t lose any fat!

After years of frustration and low self-esteem, I signed up for Dustin’s Core Class.  I always thought I had a strong core, after all I could do countless crunches!  Boy, was I wrong!  Dustin’s class taught me how weak I really was…core and all.  After a month of Core Class, I noticed my body was getting stronger, but I wanted to kick it up a notch.  I signed up for small group personal training.  Before my first session with Dustin, he took my body fat, which surprised me at 25%.  I was shocked at how high it was, and I couldn’t help but wonder what it was before I started Core Class!  Read More